Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis 2021 (Burgundy, France) - [DM 92] [BH 90]

Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis 2021
(Burgundy, France) - [DM 92] [BH 90]


Regular price $450.00 Sale price $349.97 Save $100.03
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About the Winery:
The most sublime and the most celebrated estate of Chablis, the wines of Domaine Raveneau are a rare find—exceptional because the vineyard holdings are almost entirely made of grand cru and premier cru fruit, painfully finite as so few are produced, outstanding because of their tremendous quality and consistency, and unusual given the modesty of the vignerons who create these world-class wines.

The domaine was created in 1948, when François Raveneau consolidated his holdings with his wife’s family’s vineyard parcels. Today, François’ sons, Bernard and Jean-Marie, direct the domaine, yet stay true to their father’s philosophy in both the vineyards and the cellar. From vine to glass, the Raveneaus continue to do things the old-fashioned way. Although François passed away in 2000, Bernard’s daughter, Isabelle, joins them today, assuring fans that Domaine Raveneau will continue into the next generation.

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION
• Harvested by hand
• Grapes pressed gently by pneumatic press
• Only indigenous yeasts are used
• Juice is left to settle, and then racked off its lees into cuve to ferment
• Alcoholic fermentation takes two weeks, followed by a malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Wines are aged for 18 months in older oak barrel and feuillette (most of which comes from barrel-maker Chassin), of which a very small percentage is new

Technical Data:
Vine Age: 9 years average
Soil: Kimmeridgian Limestone
Vineyard Area: <1ha

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"TFrom two plots on the left bank near Vaillons, Montmains, with just under 1ha. The majority of the vines were plated in the early 2000's, although some are a lot older. The Raveneau Chablis shows very good richness, combined with ripeness of peach and pear fruit, all kept fresh by lingering citric acidity. Ageing in oak has certainly rounded off the corners of 2021's acidity, leaving a glossy, luxurious palate feel with a fine, mineral finish." - Andy Howard MW (Oct 2022)

90 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
“Hints of wood and menthol suffuse the ripe yet still cool and airy aromas of iodine, lemon-lime, shellfish and Granny Smith apples. The delicious and nicely concentrated medium-bodied flavors possess a seductive texture while exhibiting excellent persistence on the moderately dry and balanced finale. This is quite good for its level and worth checking out.”

89 Points - Vinous Media:
"The Chablis Village was picked on September 25 and bottled in April. It has a winsome, perfumed nose that has shaken off the reduction that I discerned last year. The palate is well-balanced with good weight, with a twist of bitter lemon infusing with the wet stone element towards the finish. Fresh and sapid, enjoy this over the next 5-6 years.” – Neal Martin (Sep 2023)